HWY 287 Rest Stop – Corsicana TX

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Description

Small rustic picnic area along HWY 287 (now I-45 Business) in Corsicana, Texas. There are four picnic tables and four fireplaces. The 1936 County Historical Marker is also located here. The area is along a creek and one of the tables appears to have been buried in silt. There are two markers one giving information on who donated the land to the Texas Department of Transportation and another with information on the National Youth Administration.

Donation Marker: “This site was donated for park purposes to the State Highway Department of Texas by Johnson-Wiggins Post 22 American Legion. Ray W. Morgan, Post Com., D.G. Dunbar, ADO, Anmew G. Steel, Distr. Com’t’man 1935.”

NYA Marker: “Improved by the National Youth Administration cooperating with Texas Highway Department 1936.”

Source notes

Donation Marker on site

NYA Marker on site

Project originally submitted by Eveline Evans on January 26, 2018.

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Location Info


2919 N. Bus 45
Corsicana, TX 75110

Location notes: 32.12495, -96.46568

Coordinates: 32.1231693, -96.46559930000001

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